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  • DreamWorks sticks with HD DVD
    Home Cinema

    DreamWorks sticks with HD DVD

    By 27 February 2008

    DreamWorks Animation has surprised the industry by saying it will stick with the dead HD DVD format. The CEO of the company said that despite Toshiba discontinuing production of HD DVD players, it was locked into an exclusive deal to produce movies with...

  • Paramount makes statement on HD DVD
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    Paramount makes statement on HD DVD

    By 21 February 2008

    The Hollywood Reporter has received an exclusive statement from Paramount Home Entertainment on their stance as the definitive end of the high-def disc format war is now in sight. Paramount, who surprised the industry last summer by announcing that it,...

  • Universal to stop making HD DVD movies
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    Universal to stop making HD DVD movies

    By 20 February 2008

    Not at all surprising considering that HD DVD's main backer, Toshiba, has decided to discontinue the format, Universal, one of the few studios to publish HD DVD films is going Blu-ray. "The path for widespread adoption of the next-generation platform...

  • Paramount movies coming to Xbox LIVE
    Gaming

    Paramount movies coming to Xbox LIVE

    By 18 February 2008

    Paramount Pictures has confirmed that it is extending its partnership with Microsoft to bring its catalogue of current and library films to the UK, following the recent Warner Bros deal. This means that all Xbox 360 owners connected to Xbox LIVE can now...

  • Michael Bay on Blu-ray: I told you so
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    Michael Bay on Blu-ray: I told you so

    By 14 February 2008

    Hollywood director Michael Bay has made some public comments about the state of the format war that sound very much like "I told you so". Bay made headlines last year by publicly criticising Paramount for going HD DVD exclusive just as "Transformers"...

  • Paramount Blu-ray movies spotted on Amazon.co.uk
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    Paramount Blu-ray movies spotted on Amazon.co.uk

    By 22 January 2008

    Despite Paramount's official statement that they are sticking with the flagging HD DVD format as their next-gen disc of choice, rumours still abound online that the company will go Blu-ray in the not-too-distant future. Adding fuel to those particular...

  • Paramount denies it will drop HD DVD
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    Paramount denies it will drop HD DVD

    By 8 January 2008

    Paramount has moved to quash a rumour reported in the FT on Tuesday that said the movie studio would be dropping Toshiba's HD DVD format and return to Sony's Blu-ray format. In an email to Bloomberg, Brenda Ciccone, a spokeswoman for Paramount, told the...

  • Paramount about to dump HD DVD too?
    Home Cinema

    Paramount about to dump HD DVD too?

    By 8 January 2008

    The Financial Times is reporting that Paramount is poised to dump HD DVD following Warner's recent announcement of a move firmly into the Blu-ray camp. Quoting "people familiar with the situation" the FT suggests that Paramount, and perhaps DreamWorks...

  • 2007: A year in review, August
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    2007: A year in review, August

    By 29 December 2007

    It was Facebook that had a hotter than hot summer, with constant stings and court cases. First up, it was Vodafone and First Direct that took a pop at Zuckerberg and his crew. Both companies opted to pull their adverts from Facebook after these were shown...

  • Sky expands Anytime with major studio movie downloads
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    Sky expands Anytime with major studio movie downloads

    By 21 December 2007

    Sky has announced it is to increase the range of movies available for customers to download after reaching agreements with Paramount and Warner Bros. These deals mean that Sky Anytime on PC will be the first online download service to offer the latest...

  • O2 plans IPTV services for UK
    Home Cinema

    O2 plans IPTV services for UK

    By 17 December 2007

    Mobile operator O2 is planning to launch an IPTV service in the UK, The Guardian reports. Spain's Telefónica, O2's parent company, already offers TV services in the Czech Republic and has video on demand film partnerships set up with Warner Bros, Disney,...

  • Sony: Paramount will come back to Blu-ray camp
    Home Cinema

    Sony: Paramount will come back to Blu-ray camp

    By 12 December 2007

    As the Blu-ray camp celebrates the sale of the millionth Blu-ray disc movie, Pocket-lint chats to Rachel Banin, product manager of the home video business group at Sony to get an industry insider's perspective of what this means for the format war as...

  • Michael Bay says HD DVD is a Microsoft conspiracy
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    Michael Bay says HD DVD is a Microsoft conspiracy

    By 5 December 2007

    Michael Bay has not been shy to voice his opinions over the next-gen home cinema format war so far. He was quick to speak out over his Transformers movie getting an HD DVD-only release and has since stated that his "critical eye" sees Blu-ray as the better...

  • 80,000 access web features on HD DVD discs
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    80,000 access web features on HD DVD discs

    By 4 December 2007

    HD DVD has announced that fans are "tapping into" the web-enabled communities offered by HD DVD. "Transformers" from Paramount Home Entertainment and "Heroes: Season One" from Universal Home Entertainment are among the titles that saw significant online...

  • Paramount's record-breaking HD DVD claims called into question
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    Paramount's record-breaking HD DVD claims called into question

    By 29 October 2007

    A Hollywood reporter, Nikki Finke, is calling into question the HD DVD Group and Paramount's recent claim that Transformers on HD DVD sold as well as it did (190,000 copies) during its launch week in the States. Finke states: "Two rival Blu-ray studios...

  • Michael Bay still speaking out against HD DVD
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    Michael Bay still speaking out against HD DVD

    By 24 October 2007

    Transformers director Michael Bay prompted a small scandal earlier this year when he criticised Paramount's choice of HD DVD over Blu-ray for his movies' home cinema releases. At the time, in his personal blog, Bay stated that the decision had made him...

  • Transformers on HD DVD breaks records
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    Transformers on HD DVD breaks records

    By 23 October 2007

    To put this in perspective, the HD DVD sales are still very low compared to standard DVD sales, with 4.5 million DVDs sold on day one compared to 100,000 HD DVDs, and there's no Blu-ray release for a true comparison, but it's still a milestone for the...

  • Microsoft announces HDi logo to appear on HD DVD products
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    Microsoft announces HDi logo to appear on HD DVD products

    By 20 September 2007

    Microsoft has announced that its trademarked HDi logo will soon appear on all Toshiba HD DVD players. In addition, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment will include the HDi logo on packaging for HD DVD movie titles beginning...

  • Toshiba comments on Paramount/DreamWorks HD DVD decision
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    Toshiba comments on Paramount/DreamWorks HD DVD decision

    By 23 August 2007

    Toshiba has released a statement to the press about Paramount and DreamWork's recent decision to go HD DVD only. It says that Toshiba Corporation welcomes the announcement from Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG that they will exclusively...

  • Transformers director U-turns on HD DVD Blu-ray spat
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    Transformers director U-turns on HD DVD Blu-ray spat

    By 22 August 2007

    Transformers director Michael Bay, has made a drastic U-Turn on his announcement that he would not be committing to making a sequel to Transformers because of the lack of Blu-ray support following Paramount and Dreamworks announcement that it would only...

  • Transformers director says no to sequel over HD DVD Blu-ray spat
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    Transformers director says no to sequel over HD DVD Blu-ray spat

    By 21 August 2007

    Michael Bay, the director of Hollywood blockbusters such as The Rock and Bad Boys, has waded into the HD DVD Blu-ray format war by saying that he will not sign up to direct Transformers 2 because of Paramount's move to only support HD DVD. "I want people...

  • Comment: Why has Dreamworks and Paramount dropped Blu-ray?
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    Comment: Why has Dreamworks and Paramount dropped Blu-ray?

    By 21 August 2007

    Every time you think there is going to be a winner in the Blu-ray HD DVD battle, one of the camps pulls something out of the bag and stuns the industry. The latest is the announcement from Dreamworks and Paramount that it will only be backing HD DVD from...

  • Paramount and DreamWorks go exclusively HD DVD
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    Paramount and DreamWorks go exclusively HD DVD

    By 20 August 2007

    Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have both announced today that they will exclusively support the HD DVD next-gen format on a worldwide basis. The exclusive HD DVD commitment will include all movies distributed by Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks...

  • Microsoft adds Paramount to TV offering on Xbox 360
    Gaming

    Microsoft adds Paramount to TV offering on Xbox 360

    By 28 March 2007

    Microsoft have today announced that it is expanding its video and TV offering via its Xbox Live service with deals with Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, A&E Network, ADV Films, National Geographic and TotalVid.com in the US. The move will mean films such...

  • BitTorrent signs content deals with Paramount and Fox
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    BitTorrent signs content deals with Paramount and Fox

    By 29 November 2006

    BitTorrent is going fully legit having signed deals with Paramount and Fox to distribute videos for them this spring. Set for launch in February, BitTorrent's new video store will offer content for a fee from Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, and Fox, as...